When beginners ask me for advice about buying new golf clubs for themselves, i always recommend buying pre-packaged golf club sets such as Callaway Strata and many other series from trusted brands. Why? Buying Callaway Strata or similar club set has many advantages over collecting all the clubs one by one by yourself. First of all, it’s much simpler. Even if you’re choosing clubs for your children, You avoid the headache of having to pick high quality junior’s golf clubs from vast amount of fakes and low quality golf clubs out there. It saves tremendous time and money as well. Manufacturers like Callaway would much rather sell golf clubs in bulk, so they price them accordingly to motivate buyers into buying the complete sets. Honestly, i’ve tried Callaway Ultimate set and it would take up to thousand dollars to collect the set of similar quality by buying individual golf clubs separately. And you shouldn’t forget that these clubs come with golf club bag. Golf bags separately usually cost from fifty to hundred dollars, so you should factor that in as well.
Plus, another flaw of buying individual golf clubs is the marketing cost markup that you have to pay for. Just imagine how much money top brands, such as Nike and TaylorMade are pouring into athletes’ pockets just so they wear and use their golf gear. All that money is paid by people buying from this company and is factored in each product’s cost. So do you really want to be paying those huge promotion deals, or do you want to get set of clubs that will actually fit your golfing style and experience. In my opinion, as a beginner, that’s the choice you have to make – do you want to show off and spend foolishly, or do you want to get actual club set that will help you gain experience and improve your game so you can move on to play with more sophisticated golf clubs and truly appreciate them. As opposed to beginners, who are usually rich and buy the most expensive golf club they can get their hands on, thinking that it will improve their game and reputation. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t affect either. In fact, it might harm your reputation if you’re playing with people like me who can’t stand showing off.
For all these reasons, i definitely recommend going with more affordable option and getting golf club sets. It doesn’t have to be Callaway Strata as i mentioned earlier, but make sure to check club reviews to make sure that particular product is made well. You can also guess it by the online rating, and in my experience, anything with and above 4.5 star rating is pretty good. It just happens that Callaway Strata Ultimate was the one i had tried, and i liked it a lot. I’m assuming Wilson and other golf club manufacturers have some nice club sets out there as well.